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Windows DreamScene - Animated Wallpaper for an Ultimate Extra


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#1 Island Dog

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 01:39 PM

As Microsoft just announced, one of the first Ultimate Extras (extra features users of Windows Vista Ultimate can download) is a new animated wallpaper feature called "Windows DreamScene".

Windows DreamScene is an animated wallpaper technology that plays high-definition video content as your wallpaper. The key ability of it is that it can do so without using significant amounts of CPU (basically the decoding of the video is the only real CPU use involved). The animation itself is run through the hardware accelerated DWM.

Windows Vista Ultimate users will be able to download additional content through Microsoft as well as through a new site called Dream.WinCustomize.com. The site will include new content, tools, and enhancements to Windows DreamScene.

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#2 orcus

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:35 PM

All the lniks are down right now. I wonder if this will work on my Vista Enterprise...

#3 odd

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:58 PM

wow. i like it

#4 Island Dog

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 05:15 PM

If you can't access it through that link, this one should be fine.

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#5 Razor VinT

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:04 PM

I just love it :woot:

#6 orcus

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:20 PM

If you can't access it through that link, this one should be fine.

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#7 cmkumar2k

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 03:57 AM

that's interesting.... xploring.. thanks for the info and ready links dude.. :)

#8 FalseAgent

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 01:44 PM

crap, only for ultimate???

#9 WinMatrics

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:14 AM

Great news...I'm getting Home Premium.

I'm not sad though. You know why? I'll guarantee that some guy will port this to other OS distro (not the linux ones...) very soon after the release.

#10 WhistAler

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 07:25 AM

It sounds great.

#11 Ultimate John

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 11:11 AM

I'll guarantee that some guy will port this to other OS distro

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#12 Billy Reynolds

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 05:12 PM

And how are they gonna do that without the 3d desktop?

#13 punkrockerz

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 11:58 PM

I'll guarantee that some guy will port this to other OS distro

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Once again
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#14 orcus

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 04:27 AM


I'll guarantee that some guy will port this to other OS distro

:yes:

Once again
:yes:

And how are they gonna do that without the 3d desktop?

:yes: :yes: :no: :no: :devil:

Edited by orcus, 11 January 2007 - 04:29 AM.


#15 The Silent Warrior

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 12:18 PM

Awesome! Can't wait to use it.

#16 Seventh Surfer

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:45 PM

I have always wanted that feature for years.

#17 Siraka_Serion_Semi

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 06:47 PM

It is the only feature which I'll be missing in the Home Premium edition :(

#18 PenaltyKillah

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 03:39 AM



I'll guarantee that some guy will port this to other OS distro

:yes:

Once again
:yes:

And how are they gonna do that without the 3d desktop?

:yes: :yes: :no: :no: :devil:


Oh definitely. But isn't there, like, a hundred animated wallpaper programs? Freeze.com has one. M$ is a bit late for that. But I actually approve M$ for making it an Ultimate Extra (remember, the marketing!!) though there should be a few more to justify the "Extras". Or release it under a future version of Microsoft Plus!

#19 LiLLTOtech

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 10:49 AM

And how are they gonna do that without the 3d desktop?

Only the home basic version will not have the aero gui.

#20 butch123

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 04:21 PM

thanks...for info..

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